May 1, 2012 | Vol. 13 No. 9
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The Release of the Rarest Rookies: SCP Auctions to Offer Dmitri Young's Collection of PSA 10 Rookie Cards

Dmitri Young, a former MLB All Star, has been a collector of high-grade baseball cards for years. His collection, which focuses on rookie cards of the post-war era, is considered the finest run of its kind, containing many 1-of-1s in the PSA Gem Mint 10 grade. Recently, and after much thought, Young decided to put this incredible collection up for sale. In fact, the bidding started this week. In the following article, Young discusses his collecting passion and why he decided to finally let his prized cards go. More...


It Takes More than Money

This spring, more sports collectibles will sell for $100,000 or more than during any other auction season since 1999, when Barry Halper sold his $20 million-plus auction through Sotheby's. In fact, there is a good chance that the number of $100,000 items sold this spring will surpass the Halper figure. As a result, many hobbyists think that money is the only requirement to building a great collection. While money is certainly a requirement, Joe Orlando disagrees with the notion. In the following piece, Orlando discusses why he thinks it takes more than money to build a truly fine collection. More...

Set Registry Spotlight

Bill M. Baran - The Number One Current Finest 1972-73 O-Pee-Chee - Basic Hockey Set
The 1970s really belonged to O-Pee-Chee when it came to hockey cards. Topps was also putting out some terrific sets but the Canadian versions were simply more popular due to the powerful fan base up north. The cards are also tougher due to the rough-cuts and other condition obstacles associated with O-Pee-Chee manufacturing. This set is one of the larger productions of the era, with 340 cards needed to complete it. While not loaded with HOF rookies, the set does include All-Star, In-Action and League Leader cards throughout. Card #129, Bobby Orr, is the most valuable card in the set. With a very impressive GPA of 8.71, it's no wonder this set has won multiple awards. Click here for a look.

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All Sports and Non-Sports - $10 Per Card/10-card minimum - cards valued under $250 each. Click here for details.


T206 Wagner Card Highlights Memory Lane's Holy Grail Auction. Final Days; Ends May 5

The T206 Honus Wagner remains the hobby's signature card: ultra scarce, highly sought after and over time, usually a pretty good investment, too. Collectors will have a chance to chase down the elusive Wagner card when Memory Lane opens its 'Holy Grail Auction' this spring. Click here for more!


Sirius Sports Cards Auction #54 Is Now Open for Bidding. Ends Thursday, May 3

There are 653 lots for auction that will end on Thursday May 3, 2012, at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule. This auction features many high grade and low pop cards for collectors to complete their sets from the 1950s through the 2000s. There are the usual vintage cards available for auction, and this time we have a large group of modern PSA 10 cards in baseball, basketball, football, and hockey along with a nice run of 1975 O-Pee-Chee WHA cards in PSA 8 or better. Click here to read more!


Dmitri Young's Complete Collection of Baseball Hall Of Fame Rookie Cards From 1948-90 Featured in SCP Auctions' Spring Internet Auction: Now Open. Ends May 18

SCP Auctions is featuring Major League Baseball All-Star Dmitri Young's high-end baseball card collection - widely considered to be the finest quality collection of Baseball Hall of Fame rookie cards in existence - in its spring auction, now open. The offering includes nearly 500 individual cards, including every Baseball Hall of Fame rookie card from 1948-90 and many other prominent player rookie cards. Click here to read more!


Set Break: High Grade Near Complete PSA Graded 1968 Topps Baseball Set - 8.75 GPA

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Collectors Corner

25,465 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,110,941

Most Recent Listings:
1948 Leaf 28 Whitey Wistert Yellow Jersey PSA EX-MT 6...$149.00
1949 Bowman 41 Lou Brissie PSA NM-MT+8.5...$225.00
1961 Fleer 41 Gene Shue PSA Mint 9...$1,350.00
Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM 7...$39,500.00
1909 E90-1 American Joe Jackson PSA GOOD 2...$15,500.00
1955 Bowman 184 Willie Mays PSA Mint 9...$12,500.00
Survey Question

Which of the following mega-collectibles, all offered this spring at various auctions, would you want to own the most?
  1. Circa 1920 Babe Ruth jersey
  2. 1949 Ted Williams AL MVP Award
  3. 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner card (PSA 2)
  4. 1986 Game-Used World Series Ball (Buckner/Game 6)
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